This Week’s Japanese Switch Releases

This week’s line-up of games releasing in Japan include the pictured Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition from Square-Enix, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout from Koei Tecmo, CONTRA ROGUE CORPS from KONAMI, FIFA 20 from Electronic Arts, Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX from Inti Creates, Ninja Box from Bandai Namco, and more, plus smartphone users can download Mario Kart Tour from Nintendo. Check out the current list of games below and look out for the full line-up complete with prices and artwork later in the week.

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Sayonara Wild Hearts Coming to Japan

Publisher Annapurna Interactive and developer Simogo have announced that the rhythm adventure game Sayonara Wild Hearts will be releasing for Nintendo Switch in Japan on 27 September as a digital only release, and priced at ¥1,450. The Japanese launch was delayed a week due to obtaining the CERO rating. Thanks to Naruki. Launch trailer added below…

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Ori and the Blind Forest Demo

Microsoft Studios have just published a demo for Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop with the game also available to preload for ¥2,052. The full game launches on 28 September, requires 3.4 GB, and supports Japanese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese,

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Nintendo eShop Maintenance

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo eShop will undergo maintenance on 24 September from 09:00-12:00 JST (23 September from 17:00-20:00 PT) with Switch, 3DS, and Wii U services affected.

In addition, online play of some Nintendo Switch software will undergo maintenance on both 25 and 26 September from 09:50-11:30 JST (24 and 25 September from 17:50-19:30 PT.

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Nintendo Switch eShop Charts

  1. DAEMON X MACHINA (Marvelous)
  2. Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan)
  3. UNDERTALE (Hachinoyon)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo)
  5. Dragon Quest Monsters Terry’s Wonderland RETRO (Square-Enix)
  6. FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered (Square-Enix)
  7. Minecraft (Mojang/Microsoft Japan)
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ulitmaate (Nintendo)
  9. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom)
  10. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo)
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Case Closed Skateboard Game Reduced

TMS Entertainment’s Case Closed skateboard game Meitantei Conan Skateboard Run Kaitou Kid to Shinpi no Hihou is now permanently reduced on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop from ¥3,500 to ¥1,999. Check out the full list of eShop sales here. Thanks to Naruki for the heads-up. New promo video added below…

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Now Available

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is now available on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop priced at ¥6,458, requiring 5.8 GB, and supporting Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Korean, and Chinese. Buy your eShop cards here to play now and check out our review here!

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This Week’s Japanese Switch eShop Sales

55 games have been added to the Japanese Switch eShop sales this week including a huge Bandai Namco sale with 25% off Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! (¥4,900), 33% off Tales of Vesperia REMASTER (¥4,100), 26% off Neko Tomo (¥4,500), 40% off Billion Road (¥3,680), 30% off Katamari Damacy Encore (¥2,400), 30% off Super Robot Taisen T (¥6,500), and many more. Check out the full list of Japanese Switch eShop sales here and buy your eShop cards from here.

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